Archive | Holidays RSS feed for this section

Give the Gift of a Great Meal

Want to give the gift of a great night out with friends or family? Consider supporting a Garden State restaurant and pick up a gift card or two to one of your favorite eateries. If you need a bit of inspiration, check out the list below, with links to coverage by the Jersey Bites writing team. Mangia! ATLANTIC […]

Continue Reading

A Night Out: New Year’s Eve 2014

“What are we doing for New Year’s Eve?” “Where should we go?” The answers to these questions—and more—may very well be listed below. And if you know of another great New Year’s Eve celebration happening in the Garden State, let us know and we’ll add it! Bloomfield The Orange Squirrel will offer three prix-fixe menus for […]

Continue Reading

Keeping It Simple with Kings

Usually I’m relegated to last-minute appetizer prep and wine-opening duty on Thanksgiving, but I spent this past holiday with my future in-laws, and my help in the kitchen was more than welcomed. Wednesday, as the snow fell outside, my future mother-in-law and I spent the entire afternoon in the kitchen preparing casseroles and cookies. Around […]

Continue Reading

Pirate’s Booty Sets Sail for Thanksgiving

Shhhh…I know a little Thanksgiving secret. It’s not a family recipe for stuffing or green bean casserole, it’s about New York City’s iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Now that I have your attention, would you believe that the spectacular holiday procession viewed in person by more than three million spectators and on television by more […]

Continue Reading
recipe: sweet potato with caremalized onions and goat cheese

Sweet Potato Recipes

Few things beat a good sweet potato dish. This collection includes past Jersey Bites recipes and other favorites of our writers, past and present. Use one for Thanksgiving, or anytime you need a great side! Sweet Potato Gnocchi in Sage Brown Butter By Veronique Dubois, founder of Food and Wine Chickie Insider “I love gnocchi and with […]

Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Around New Jersey

If you’re considering a meal out this Thanksgiving, or looking for some catering ideas, check out these options all over the Garden State! Know of another one? Add it to the comments! Restaurants ASBURY PARK McCloone’s Asbury Grille in Asbury Park has a Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.  for $29.95 per […]

Continue Reading

Steak-Grilling Tips from a Pro

What better way to celebrate the start of summer than with a nice, juicy steak? While it’s not necessarily an easy task, grilling can be truly rewarding because it produces a great charred taste that everyone loves. Chef Steve Capodicasa of Kings Food Markets gave us his tips for cooking a perfect steak on the […]

Continue Reading

Doughnut Recs from NJ Going Strong

Our good friends at New Jersey Going Strong are here to help us celebrate National Doughnut Day, shore style, with some recommendations for great doughnuts—or are they donuts?—along the NJ coast. Have another place to suggest? Tell us in the comments! Doughnuts have long been a way for early risers to grab a mouthwatering breakfast […]

Continue Reading

Recipe: Mother’s Day Coffee Cake

Mother’s Day Coffee Cake Submitted by Jennifer Miller, (Creator of MealDiva), Hunterdon County This whole-wheat coffee cake is the perfect treat for Mother’s Day. It makes a great breakfast in bed or a yummy addition to brunch. Ingredients Topping: 2/3 cups whole-wheat flour 1/3 cups granulated sugar 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamo 1 […]

Continue Reading

It’s Burger Time at Iron Hill

With locations in Maple Shade and Voorhees (plus several in Delaware and Pennsylvania), Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is doin’ it up right for National Burger Month. Here’s their list of burger-a-day offerings from today through the 31st. Dig in! May 5 – The Flaming Lips Burger, with sautéed poblano peppers and onions, mushrooms, pepper jack cheese and […]

Continue Reading